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FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship to become the nation’s first stand-alone college of entrepreneurship

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will become the university’s newest college. The Friday, Nov. 1 announcement by the Board of Trustees marks the success of the Jim Moran School since its inception in 2017. After the unanimous vote, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship will become the …

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IPRC-Kigali student invents water meter, looks to roll out device

An IPRC-Kigali undergraduate student, Theogene Kelly Mugabo, has designed a self-operating water meter, which he says will initially serve water vendors. The device allows for use e-payment systems such as Tap&Go and mobile money, while it also has a slot for coins. The device, known as ‘Smart Voma’, allows one to fetch and pay …

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WEDF 2019 Young Social Entrepreneurs pitching competition: Winner announced

Siyabuddy beat off competition from social start-ups from Cameroon, Ethiopia and Guinea to take the grand prize of $5,000 in seed funding provided by the International Trade Centre. The World Export Development Forum 2019 was organized in partnership with Impact Hub Geneva’s Accelerate2030 programme, IceAddis, the Pierre Castel Foundation and …

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Charlotte Maxeke Secondary School goes to National Youth Awards

Young Entrepreneurs will be honoured at the sixth annual National Youth Awards set to take place at the Silverstar Casino ballroom on December 4. According to the general manager at Primestars, Nkosinathi Moshoana, thousands of high school learners from disadvantaged communities began this amazing journey in August 2019 by attending …

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Local entrepreneurs honored at annual event

Local entrepreneurs were recognized Thursday night at Glendale Gardens during the fourth annual Har­din County Entrepreneurial Awards banquet. The event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week and recognized several local business people for their ventures. Jim Fugitte, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001, presented the State …

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5 Trends in Entrepreneurship You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2020

This past week, I attended Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” U.S. event. With some of the smartest founders in the country, I chatted about best practices and trends that will shape 2020.Although my prior co-founder and I received the “Best Emerging Company” award at the 2016 event, I joined this …

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Three Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting A Business

What’s the most important lesson to learn before you start a business? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Starting Wonolo has been the scariest, the hardest, and the craziest thing I have done in my career. However, I …

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Devenish CEO Kennedy named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Richard Kennedy, the chief executive of agri-tech business Devenish, has won this year’s overall EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. The global company, specialising in animal nutrition, operates in more than 40 countries and in the past 20 years has experienced huge growth, increasing its turnover from £5 million and …

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Local high schoolers pitch entrepreneurial ideas at Nelson Center

Six teams of students present ideas during Pitch Night organized by Young Entrepreneurs of Providence The 17 Providence high school students who participated in the Young Entrepreneurs of Providence program presented a variety of original products ­— from a health tracker for dogs to an audio note taker —  during Pitch …

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